QUESTION

Can I sue my land lord do to neglect ?

Asked on May 27th, 2015 on Civil Rights - New York
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I moved in to my apartment over a year a go. My land lord refused to contact me on phone calls of condition of apartment. I have black mold in my bath room, fighting bed bugs, cracks in my walls and ceiling due to gods knows what. I have a 2 year with lead poison, and Im pregnant. No knowledge of lead paint til now and when asked about bed bugs he refused to admit of the problem
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Answered on Jun 01st, 2015 at 12:35 PM
Your landlord has a legal obligation to keep your apartment habitable, and that includes fixing the conditions you listed. You can start an action (or hire a lawyer to start an action) to force him to make the repairs. You may be entitled to a rent reduction if the conditions are serious enough and you can prove he ignored your requests for a significant time. If the lead poisoning can be linked to paint used in the apartment, you may have a serious lawsuit on behalf of your child, as well.
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